Fall Economic Seminar Series Presentation Scheduled for December 7

From 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM on Wednesday, December 7 in Sage 4711, Professor Yury Yatsynovich will present "Structural Shifts in Employment: Final Demand vs. Input-output Loop."

From the Approach: A Quarter Century of the World Wide Web

(For some 2016 is the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web (more about the veracity of that milestone below). In this post, Rensselaer professor James Hendler answers some questions about the evolution of the web in its first 25 years, and what we can expect in the next quarter century. Hendler, one of the originators of the Semantic Web, is the director of the Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA) — a campus wide institute that supports data-centric, interdisciplinary activities — and the Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at Rensselaer.)

How has the World Wide Web changed since it was first conceived?

In 25 years of the web, what we’ve really seen is that we’ve gone through several different stages. In the early days, researchers saw the web as a very active place, but a lot of the companies thought it would be like TV, they would own the content, we would use their web browser and just look at things. But, from the very beginning, it’s been clear that people wanted to write, they wanted...

HR Announces New Financial Wellness Program Provided by Fidelity Investments

In this recent memo, Vice President for Human Resources Curtis Powell is pleased to announce an exciting new Financial Wellness program, provided in partnership with Fidelity Investments, to participants and their families.

Winter recess begins Dec. 21

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 (all day)
Where: Campus-wide
Description: Winter recess begins - Residence halls close at noon.
Contact: _none 518-276-6000

An Important Notice Regarding Winter Break Parking

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 6:00 AM - Mon , January 16, 2017 8:00 AM
Where: Parking and Transportation Office 2144 Burdett Ave
Description: All members of the campus community should note that special parking designations will be in effect for certain parking lots during the Institute's winter break, in order to facilitate snow plowing in the event of a snowstorm.
Contact: Parking and Transportation 518-276-6616

CBIS Undergraduate Research Presentation Scheduled for December 7

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Student Union
Description: All members of the campus community are welcome to come to the North Lobby of the Rensselaer Student Union for poster presentations by our undergraduate researchers, who will be showcasing their research completed and ongoing from this fall semester. Students....stop by and discover ways that you can get involved in undergraduate research! Light refreshments will be served.
Contact: Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies 518-276-4259

RMA To Presents the Winter Small Groups Concert Dec. 10

Saturday, December 10, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Chapel + Cultural Center 2125 Burdett Avenue, Troy, NY
Cost: Free Admission!
Description: Come out to the C+CC on Saturday, Dec 10, at 7 pm for the Rensselaer Music Association's Winter Small Groups Concert!! Admission is free, and we would love to celebrate the holiday season with you! Be excited to listen to all the holiday music through some brass and woodwind intruments, and jazz!
Contact: Rensselaer Music Association

Undergraduate Women Engineering Students Top 1,000

While Rensselaer celebrated its largest class in history earlier this fall, it also marked another important milestone. For the first time in the Institute's almost 200-year history, there are more than 1,000 women enrolled in the School of Engineering's undergraduate programs. In an article in the November 28, 2016, issue of the Albany Business Review, Rensselaer School of Engineering Dean Shekhar Garde said that the young women represent approximately 30 percent of the student body in engineering. Nationally, the average percentage of women enrolled in university engineering programs is about 21 percent.

Remembering the Sounds of the World's Iconic Deep Listener Pioneer: Pauline Oliveros

Deep Listening is a creative, meditative practice developed by one of America’s most important composers of the 20th and 21st century, Pauline Oliveros, who served as distinguished research professor of music at Rensselaer and who passed away on November 24.

LRC Scientist to Moderate Panel Session on the Health Impacts of LED Roadway Lighting

John Bullough, Director of Transportation and Safety Lighting Programs at the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer organized and will moderate a panel session on LED street lighting, scheduled to be held at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies next January.